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Elder & Sister Gong Recover from COVID-19, Share Message of Thanks

Elder & Sister Gong Recover from COVID-19, Resuming Duties Soon

After being diagnosed with COVID-19 and quarantining at home, Elder Gerrit W. Gong and his wife have recovered. On social media, the Gongs shared the following message: We are very moved and grateful for the many well-wishes and prayers we have received from you from around the world. Thank you for your faith on our behalf. Our doctors indicate we …

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Elder Renlund Shares How He Hears the Savior in Latest #HearHim Video

Elder Renlund Shares How He Hears the Savior in Latest #HearHim Video

In the latest video in the “How I Hear Him” series about learning to hear Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ speak to us through the Holy Ghost, Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained the importance of feeding ourselves spiritually and seeking personal revelation on a daily basis. “I find that as I draw closer to Him, I have an ever-increasing …

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Elder & Sister Gong Recovering at Home, Other Leaders Test Negative

Elder & Sister Gong Recovering at Home, Other Leaders Test Negative

On October 8, 2020, Church spokesman Eric Hawkins released the following update on Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Sister Susan Gong, who were diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this week. He said: Elder and Sister Gong continue to experience very mild symptoms of COVID-19 and are recovering at home. They are grateful for the many prayers and expressions of concern and …

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Full Text of October 2020 General Conference Now Available

Full Text of October 2020 General Conference Now Available

Latter-day Saints around the world can now begin studying the inspirational address from the October 2020 General Conference in full. The official English texts for all the general conference talks are now available online here. They will soon be available on the Gospel Library app as well. Other languages will be added within the next several days. President Russell M. …

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Elder and Sister Gong Diagnosed with COVID-19

Elder and Sister Gong Diagnosed with COVID-19

The following statement has been issued by Church spokesman Eric Hawkins: As shared in General Conference this weekend, Elder Gerrit W. Gong was recently exposed to COVID-19 and did not participate in conference in person. He and Sister Gong have now tested positive for the virus. Their condition is mild, but they are being cautious and their health is being …

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6 New Temples Announced in General Conference

New LDS Temple Announced October 2020

In the last session of the October 2020 General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced six new temples to be built around the world. They are: Tarawa, Kiribati Port Vita, Vanuatu Lindon, Utah Greater Guatemala City, Guatemala Sao Paulo East, Brazil Santa Cruz, Bolivia This brings the total number of temples announced, under construction, or dedicated to 231. Since becoming …

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How to Watch or Listen to October 2020 General Conference Live

How to Watch or Listen to October 2020 General Conference Live

While the world struggles with a pandemic, economic hardship, social issues, political turmoil, and uncertainty, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will focus on the Savior’s messages of love, understanding, acceptance, hope, connection, and inclusion during the 190th Semiannual General Conference on October 3-4. Despite not having a live audience at the Conference Center, the Church …

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Church Commemorates Restoration with 200 Food Deliveries

Church Commemorates Restoration with 200 Food Deliveries

Two-hundred deliveries to food pantries and charities in the state of New York are being donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the first appearance of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, in Palmyra, New York, to Joseph Smith, prophet and first president of the Church. “We’re doing a …

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President Nelson Offers Touching Invitation to General Conference

President Nelson Offers Touching Invitation to General Conference

President Russell M. Nelson, prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, offered a touching personal invitation to General Conference on social media. He wrote: I love going to the hospital to welcome new babies to our family! This treasured experience brings me unspeakable joy every time. I love holding these precious children in my arms …

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Worldwide Invitation to General Conference for Hope, Peace, & Joy

Worldwide Invitation to General Conference for Hope, Peace, & Joy

On the Church Newsroom, a special invitation was shared for the October 2020 General Conference. The article, published below, focused on the hope, joy, and peace that comes from listening to words of living prophets. For many people around the globe, bended knee is the posture of prayer, the place we go for ultimate hope when we have nowhere else …

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